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Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Unwanted Facial Hair

Posted Apr 28 2011 2:01am

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Persinni wonders… Are hair growth reducing products like Vaniqa really effective?

The Right Brain gives this hair raising reply:

Vaniqa is a prescription drug (in fact, it’s the ONLY drug) that has been approved by the FDA to slow down the growth of unwanted facial hair. You can read all about it on the Vaniqa website where you’ll see frequent use of the term UFH. (Come on, do we REALLY need an acronym for Unwanted Facial Hair? Sheesh!) Anyway, here are the important points that Beauty Brains think you should know:

  1. It’s a light cream base that contains 13.9% of a drug called eflornithine HCl.
  2. Eflornithine is an irreversible inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase, an enzyme responsible for the catalysis of ornithine to putrescine. (God, I love it when I get to write stuff like that!)
  3. It’s not a depilatory so it doesn’t remove hair; it makes the hair grow slower.
  4. You’ll still have to shave, wax, tweeze or whatever you normally do, but you’ll have to do less of it.
  5. You have to use it, and keep using it, for it to work. Many women see significant results within just 8 weeks. But the good news is that the longer you use it the better it works.

If you want to learn more, there’s an excellent Vaniqa article on WebMD .

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